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What Does Shared Hosting Plans Mean?
A shared hosting service appertains to keeping and/or sharing particular web content on a web server run by a shared hosting provider. There are various types of hosting services used for various ends, so let's explore them. In this way, you can determine what you need, on the basis of whether you wish to create a weblog, email address accounts, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a service provided by particular file storage providers, which permits you to share huge files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only purpose is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a register of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting services often involve ads beside the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a specific period of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.
At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud shared hosting". This is an entirely untrue explanation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud shared hosting environment would allocate the tasks at hand between autonomous groups of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different shared hosting services (mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a brand of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some corporations offer a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting variant is appropriate if you want to share an enormous number of pics with buddies or colleagues since the service is commonly free of cost. You will receive a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for websites.
- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to managing your email accounts. Some corporations provide shared hosting services for web sites, but do not offer an email service. If you would like to keep a mail address with your domain name but do not want to own a website, then the email shared hosting service is what you require. You can create e-mail box accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain name. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file generates a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video clips and several hundred website visitors, you may have difficulty with your shared hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will enable you to have as many video files as you wish without worrying about system reserves.
- Shared hosting: this is the service that you need if you would like to own a site. To a certain degree, it involves all of the aforesaid hosting categories since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and mail aliases, upload video clips, and so on. At Mighty India Host you can have a look at shared shared hosting and dedicated server services that permit you to get all of the aforementioned services in one place. There may be restrictions depending on the kind of shared hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your shared hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are planned for specific web content only.